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Former IVLP Participant Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim Wins Prestigious Environmental Award from UCLA

Native of Chad receives $100,000 for work uniting cultures around a shrinking water resource that serves four African nations David Colgan | November 8, 2019 The  UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability  presented the 2019 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award to Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a member of Chad’s Mbororo indigenous semi-nomadic community. Ibrahim promotes environmental protections for indigenous groups through work with ...
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CHAD: Well-attended AGOA Conference in N’Djamena Brings Business and Government Together

On October 30, the U.S. Embassy in Chad sponsored a two-day conference designed to increase momentum in Chad’s business community and its government to work together in creating an economic environment more inviting to trade and foreign investment.  Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Davis Ba addressed more than 60 private sector and government attendees and emphasized that ...
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World Polio Day – A Significant Success Story in Combatting a Disease which Largely Targets Young Children

World Polio Day, October 24, celebrates of the birth of Jonas Salk, the American researcher who developed the first polio vaccine in 1955.  Since that epochal discovery, global public health programs, significantly funded by the United States, have reduced polio worldwide by 99 percent. Polio is caused by a contagious virus which is transmitted through ...
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Chadian Faith Leaders Welcome Chargé Davis Ba

Thank you to Archbishop Edmond Djitangar Goetbe, the Entente des Eglises et Missions Evangeliques au Tchad, and Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i in Tchad for the warm welcome given to Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Davis Ba. We are grateful for the opportunity to have thoughtful conversations about interfaith relations and promoting peaceful coexistence. We appreciate the ...
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